Parental hesitancy and childhood COVID vaccination

A recent article under review at Nature Portfolio and posted to the Research Square* preprint server explored the opinions of adults on vaccinating children against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Study: Personal risk or societal benefit? Investigating adults’ support for COVID-19 childhood vaccination. Image Credit: Sulit Photos / Shutterstock Background Vaccines are among the most economical, successful, and safe […]

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Avian influenza: How it’s spreading and what to know about this outbreak: A new study details which species are super spreaders

When it comes to avian influenza, more commonly known as bird flu, all birds are not created equal. “The scientific community has become accustomed to speaking about influenza viruses in birds as a group, but birds are an incredibly diverse taxa of animals with different natural history, physiology, and anatomy,” says Jonathan Runstadler, professor and chair of the Department of […]

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The workout-from-home era is over. Can Apple’s virtual gym survive?

Sunny Santa Monica, Los Angeles, is arguably the world’s fitness capital. Home to the legendary Muscle Beach, this neighbourhood is where you’ll find another fitness giant: the headquarters of Fitness+, Apple’s streaming workout video service. Tied to Apple’s enormously popular Watch, Fitness+ releases workout videos every week across just about every type of exercise: strength, high-intensity cardio, rowing and running, […]

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Potential therapeutic target discovered for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma tumors

Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered a potential therapeutic target for the most common type of pancreatic cancer, according to a study published in Developmental Cell. The findings suggest ISL2, a transcription factor, can act as a tumor suppressor in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) tumors and that its depletion reprograms PDA cells' transcriptional and metabolic states. ISL2 status could be a […]

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Is there a vaccine for monkeypox?

Monkeypox: Rare disease explained We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Monkeypox outbreak has taken health officials by surprise, as cases typically stick to endemic regions […]

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Good lifestyle habits during menopause can help alleviate the health risks related to fat accumulation

A study conducted in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, revealed that menopausal transition increases women's body fat, especially in the waist area. Therefore, to alleviate the health risks related to fat accumulation, women are recommended in mid-life to pay special attention to good lifestyle habits—physical activity and healthy diet—to help alleviate the […]

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Study explores polyfunctionality of BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine-induced memory T-cells

In a recent study published in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers assessed the impact of the BNT162b2 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine-induced memory T cells on the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant. Study: BNT162b2-induced memory T cells respond to the Omicron variant with preserved polyfunctionality. Image Credit: siam.pukkato/Shutterstock Background The high number of mutations found in the spike protein […]

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Can machine learning predict and prevent mental health problems?

In a recent study published in the Nature Medicine journal, researchers assessed the efficacy of the machine learning model in the prediction of mental health crises. The timely recognition of individuals at risk of mental health deterioration has been reported to improve disease outcomes. However, manually reviewing patient records to identify such individuals is impractical due to the high number […]

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